- $25 for one ticket to see AWOLNATION with Family of the Year
- When: Tuesday, June 9, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Iron City
- General-admission standing
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
If there’s an expedition exploring the bounds of modern rock, AWOLNATION is at the forefront. The band’s 2011 release Megalithic Symphony mixed atmospheric electronic elements with jolting bolts of good old-fashioned guitar shredding and drum pummeling, all underscored by frontman Aaron Bruno’s gravel-tossed growl. In the 6x platinum single “Sail”, that roar tears until breaking into a soulful croon overtop an infectiously heavy beat, before the song crumbles into lonely piano notes–a distinctive sound that led to its success as the second longest charting song in Billboard history. The band’s most recent album, Run, debuted at number nine on the Billboard Top 200 chart and features the bands newest single, “I Am” – recently the number one most Shazam’d song in the world because of its use in the new “World of Red Bull” ad campaign.
Iron City Birmingham
If it were possible, patrons of Iron City Birmingham would be requesting permanent citizenship. The massive entertainment complex, which still has that "new massive entertainment complex" smell, is 22,000 square feet and $6 million worth of everything people leave the house for. Luxurious, but with an industrial appeal, the two-story fortress tickles the eyes with skylights and warm earth tones, all fortified by lustrous stone and woodwork. One region of the complex houses the Iron City Grill, where diners enjoy a white-tablecloth experience while indulging in the latest catches from Alabama Gulf Seafood and organic grub culled from local farmers. Nearby, three concert stages and two bars help ward off doldrums with a non-stop lineup of live entertainment—the main event center hosting touring rock concerts, while the two smaller stages spotlight local acts.